Clubs Go Virtual for Spring Semester
With critical measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including school and university closures, Science Club for Girls has moved our operations online for the remainder of the spring semester. We are incredibly grateful to all of our mentors, junior mentors, partnering schools and sites, and to the girls and families who participate in our clubs. While we'll miss seeing you in person each week, we're looking forward to connecting with you virtually and can't wait to resume clubs in the fall!
SCFG at HOME!
The clubs may be closed but the learning continues. Click below for STEM projects you can do from home. Check back weekly for new material!
RESCHEDULING APRIL 1 CATALYST AWARDS
Due to necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will be rescheduling our April 1st Catalyst Awards. We are currently working to select a new date, likely in the fall of 2020, and will share more information soon. All tickets and sponsorships will be honored for the rescheduled event. We can't wait to celebrate with you at a future date. Please stay tuned!
We are so grateful to all of our sponsors, partners, vendors—and all of you—for your generous support of this event and of Science Club for Girls. Thank you!
Empowering girls to embrace STEM through meaningful mentorship and free, hands-on experiences
Thank you for your support
I’m not sure I’d be where I am if I hadn’t had mentors and peers in Science Club who encouraged me to pursue what I wanted and helped me build the confidence to get there.
— Sophie, Junior Mentor
What We Know
An achievement gap exists between well-resourced and economically-stressed children from the moment they begin school.
Research on how children learn shows that learning that happens outside of the traditional classroom helps students see the relevance of academic subjects and leads to deeper interest, which in turn directly impacts achievement.
The achievement gap between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian peers was evident in the 2017 Next Generation math MCAS scores
The number of white students whose scores exceeded the standards was four times higher than black or Hispanic students, and the number of black and Hispanic students who did not meet the standard was almost three times as high as white students.
Research shows that girls begin to associate boys with science and math as early as grade two, and middle school is often when stereotypes and harmful associations cause many girls to avoid STEM subjects.
Economic Policy Institute 2015.
National Research Council 2009, 2011.
Department of Education 2017 profiles http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/nextgenmcas.aspx
Cvencek, D., Meltzoff, A.N., and Greenwald, A.G., Child Dev. 2011 May-Jun;82(3):766-79.